On the relation of family structured models and inclusive fitness models for kin selection

Robert Abugov, Richard E Michod

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Abstract

The concept of inclusive fitness plays a key role in much of sociobiology. Yet most theoretical studies concerning the evolution of social behavior circumvent inclusive fitness by mobilizing the concept of frequencydependent individual fitness. Given certain assumptions, it is shown that models based on these two different concepts are dynamically equivalent. The models do differ, however, in bookkeeping methods which are advantageous under different circumstances. A knowledge of these circumstances should prove of value to students of social behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-754
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Volume88
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 1981

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On the relation of family structured models and inclusive fitness models for kin selection. / Abugov, Robert; Michod, Richard E.

In: Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 88, No. 4, 21.02.1981, p. 743-754.

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